Grand Prix of Indianapolis (2019)
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There were high points for everyone involved in the Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports program on the Indianapolis road course last weekend, and it was Jack Harvey in the AutoNation/SiriusXM Meyer Shank Racing with Arrow SPM machine who made the big impression with his first podium, writes David Malsher.
Ed Carpenter says the fifth and sixth places scored by Spencer Pigot and Ed Jones in the IndyCar Grand Prix were satisfying because they showed the ECR-Chevrolets were quick in both the dry and the wet – and he expects another strong showing in the Indy 500.
Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon and Felix Rosenqvist were left puzzled by a lack of grip that killed their chances of winning on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, after starting from the front row and leading 54 of the IndyCar Grand Prix’s 85 laps.
IndyCar Grand Prix winner Simon Pagenaud said that his car was “amazing all day” but that he was still astonished by the rate at which he closed down Scott Dixon in the final wet laps on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
Team Penske-Chevrolet’s Simon Pagenaud scored his first victory since 2017 with a brilliant drive in the IndyCar GP on the IMS road course, passing Chip Ganassi Racing’s Scott Dixon on the penultimate lap, while Jack Harvey came home third.
Felix Rosenqvist grabbed the first pole of his NTT IndyCar Series career by edging Chip Ganassi Racing-Honda teammate Scott Dixon in a surprising and very cold qualifying session on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course.
Colton Herta sent Harding Steinbrenner Racing-Honda to the top of the times in second practice for tomorrow’s IndyCar GP on the IMS road course, sensationally fast on primary tires and also comfortably quickest on Firestone's alternate compound.
Will Power topped the opening NTT IndyCar Series practice session for tomorrow’s Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course.
Defending NTT IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon and defending Indianapolis 500 winner Will Power say IndyCar’s “Month of May” showcases the versatility of the drivers with the Grand Prix road course event followed by the 500.
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The IndyCar Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course is entering only its sixth year, but the track possesses a unique blend of demands and considerations that present a huge challenge, as Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports’ James Hinchcliffe explains to David Malsher.